STAND. COM. REP. NO. 494
RE: H.B. No. 229
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 229 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO UNITED STATES SENATOR DANIEL K. AKAKA DAY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee finds that Senator Daniel K. Akaka was the first United States Senator of Native Hawaiian ancestry who served as a Senator for Hawaii from 1990 to 2013 and served as a member of the State's House of Representatives from 1977 to 1990. This measure recognizes Senator Akaka's lifelong commitment to public service to Hawaii and the United States.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the day of recognition from September 11 to January 4;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2065, to encourage further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 229, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 229, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs,
CEDRIC ASUEGA GATES, Chair